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  1. Some sonar technicians (submarine), such as these aboard the attack submarine Charlotte in 2012, are among those eligible for re-up bonuses at the newly created maximum payout level of $100,000. MC2 Steven Khor/Navy

    Prime Content Boosted bonuses: New rules raise payout ceiling to $100K

    A new war is on the Navy's horizon, one for keeping the best people with the hottest skills in the ranks.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  2. Prime Content Pay changes run counter to troops' 'cash is king' mantra

    New proposals to shrink military compensation would hit troops in the wallet, almost immediately.

    • Mar. 10, 2014
  3. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, briefs reporters at the Pentagon, where he outlined significant changes to military compensation and troops levels in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. Carolyn Kaster / The Associated Press

    Prime Content DoD pushes forward on pay, benefits cuts

    Never in the 40-year history of the all-volunteer force has the Pentagon sought to roll back the existing military compensation package for service members.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
  4. Prime Content No backdoor pay raise for top brass, official says

    The latest Pentagon budget calls for a one-year pay freeze for all general and flag officers.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
  5. Vice Adm. Bill Moran, the chief of Naval Personnel, addressed issues from sea pay to advancements to uniform rules during a Feb. 18 interview with Navy Times staff. Mike Morones/Staff

    CNP's big changes: Higher sea pay, stable advancements and a streamlined uniform board

    Vice Adm. Bill Moran is a man on a mission.

    • Feb. 24, 2014
  6. 100326-N-3327M-103 SAN DIEGO (March 26, 2010) Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as the ship transits into its homeport at Naval Base Coronado. Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 returned to its homeport of San Diego after completing an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released) MC3 James Mitchell / U.S. Navy

    Prime Content Shore duty slackers

    Officials are struggling to close thousands of open fleet jobs with the possibility of pulling some sailors off shore duty. That comes, in part, because of those who aren't pulling their weight.

    • Feb. 17, 2014
  7. Scores on exams could be de-emphasized in future advancement calculations for more senior sailors, but would count for more in junior petty officer advancements. Some Navy Times readers said they wanted the tests ditched entirely, while others wanted to modify the focus of the questions. MC3 George M. Bell/Navy

    Prime Content Weight of tests, evals, more would change under advancement plan

    Sailors have griped forever that the advancement rules reward bookworms and penalize gearheads.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
  8. Sailors conduct physical training at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, in 2011. Four senior enlisted sailors were reprimanded after an investigation into PT that took place during CPO 365 last year. MC2 Stacy D. Laseter/Navy

    Prime Content 4 senior enlisted counseled after 2013 chief-select PT fiasco

    Four Hawaii-based senior enlisted sailors were formally counseled in the wake of a grueling Aug. 30 physical training session that sent 12 chiefs-select at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, to the hospital for extreme exhaustion, according to a Navy investigation.

    • Jan. 29, 2014
  9. Chief petty officers-select wearing 'CPO Pride' T-shirts participate in a 5K run aboard the future aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford in August. The shirts, which were banned during training under last year's CPO 365 guidance, will be allowed this year. MC1 Joshua Wahl/Navy

    Prime Content MCPON's new rules for CPO 365

    The Navy's top sailor revamped the chief-season rites last year, a controversial move that shook up many chiefs, old and new.

    • Jan. 27, 2014
  10. Prime Content Exclusive details on new pay plans

    With thousands of fleet jobs still open, Navy officials are moving to sweeten the deal to induce more sailors back to sea this year.

    • Jan. 20, 2014
  11. Williams

    Prime Content Report: Fling in Italy sank flagship CO's career

    The 6th Fleet commander fired the skipper of his flagship in late 2012 for carrying on a monthlong extramarital affair in Gaeta, Italy, that was an open secret among his crew, according to details in a newly released Navy investigation.

    • Jan. 13, 2014
  12. Young surface warfare officers listed conning the ship as one of the most satisfying things about their jobs. Here, Ensign Ian Schnur serves as conning officer aboard the destroyer McCampbell in the Pacific Ocean in 2012. MCSN (SW) Declan Barnes/Navy

    Prime Content Survey: SWOs off to rough start

    Ensigns and lieutenants junior grade in the surface fleet are more likely to see themselves leaving the active-duty Navy after their current tour than spending a career as a surface warfare officer, according to a just-completed survey.

    • Jan. 7, 2014
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    Prime Content COLA cutback angers retirees, spouses

    Ann Wade, the wife of a recently retired Marine Corps pilot, watched the recent budget deliberations in the House and Senate with outrage.

    • Dec. 23, 2013
  14. The Defense Department has officially changed its random urinalysis tests to include spice on its list of drugs for which to screen. Mike Morones/Staff

    Prime Content Military drug tests get tough on spice

    No more holiday spice for the troops this year.

    • Dec. 21, 2013
  15. Prime Content Hawaii residents slammed with rate hike, call Navy-wide billing system 'unfair'

    Electric bills are rolling out to public-private venture housing at all stateside bases, and officials promise a 'fair and transparent' policy.

    • Dec. 19, 2013
  16. Prime Content The shirt-grabbing 'assault' that got a CMC fired

    A 35-year career came down to one crushing confrontation last summer for Command Master Chief (SW) Rick Helwick.

    • Dec. 9, 2013
  17. Ships from the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group transit the Pacific Ocean in 2012. Stennis sailors spent 15 months out of two years deployed. MC3 Kenneth Abbate/Navy

    Prime Content 8-month deployments become the 'new norm'

    Eight-month deployments are becoming the fleet standard, with some stretching much longer. For instance, destroyers Barry and Gravely returned from nine-month cruises in November that were extended due to the Syrian crisis.

    • Dec. 2, 2013
  18. Cpl. Paul Kelley, a military working dog handler at the Provost Marshal's Office at Twentynine Palms, Calif., plays with his dog, Collie. Cpl. D. J. Wu/Marine Corps

    Prime Content New dog apprenticeship program nears approval

    Hundreds of dog handlers in the Navy and Marine Corps soon will be able to certify that experience in a formal apprenticeship. This credential could boost your military career, but also help you land a law enforcement gig when you exit.

    • Nov. 25, 2013
  19. Sailors aboard the attack submarine Bremerton secure mooring lines in Apra Harbor, Guam, in April. The lightweight Navy working uniform, expected to undergo wear tests soon, will look identical to the normal NWU. MC1 Jeffrey Jay Price / Navy

    Prime Content Uniform update: Key officer weighs in on NWUs, crackerjacks, running suit

    A lightweight NWU wear test appears imminent, and the redesigned white crackerjacks are coming soon, too, contingent on funding. And it's back to the drawing board for a new and improved running suit.

    • Nov. 19, 2013
  20. Prime Content Death of premature baby fuels latest challenge to Feres doctrine

    The husband of an Army Reserve member soon will petition the Supreme Court to allow him to sue the military for allegedly forcing his wife, while pregnant, to perform physical activities against doctors' orders in 2006, which he claims led to the death of

    • Nov. 19, 2013
  21. Prime Content Guard chief: Bigger Reserve components not feasible

    The four-star chief of the National Guard Bureau said he does not envision the Reserve components growing in size, as some have suggested, for a simple reason: The Pentagon simply doesn't have the money to make that happen.

    • Nov. 19, 2013
  22. Prime Content Military pay, benefits surface for possible cuts

    The Congressional Budget Office has proposed 103 ways to reduce the federal deficit, including controversial ideas for cutting military and veterans benefits.

    • Nov. 19, 2013
  23. Prime Content Budget cuts trigger short-notice orders and extended tours

    If you're one of the nearly 17,000 sailors or officers due to transfer between now and the middle of June, get ready for a shakeup. Budget cuts are forcing some major changes to permanent change-of-station moves.

    • Nov. 18, 2013
  24. Andrew Traver, the new director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, sat for an exclusive interview with Navy Times at NCIS Headquarters in Quantico, Va. Mike Morones / Staff

    Prime Content Exclusive interview: Navy's top lawman on 'a new NCIS'

    Former gunnery officer. Chicago gang-buster. CrossFit buff. Cancer survivor.

    • Nov. 14, 2013
  25. Female mids at the Naval Academy wear the male combination covers as part of their uniform. Wear-testers said the covers are ill-fitting, bulky and headache-inducing. U.S. Naval academy

    Prime Content Unisex uniforms will mean changes to covers and crackerjacks

    The advancing push for unisex uniforms comes straight from the top.

    • Nov. 12, 2013
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